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how do i open a port on windows 2003 server? I have a application that needs a certain port. I have no clue how to provide this.
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wrt1meaAsked:
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Craig_200XConnect With a Mentor Commented:
heres a better link than the last- this will show you how to use the wizard

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Security-Configuration-Wizard-Windows-Server-2003-SP1.html
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valiconCommented:
Are you certain that port is not open. Try running active ports on it and see what is occurring. You can download it here:

http://www.download.com/3000-2085-10062969.html
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rich255Commented:
Could we get a little more info?  Is your application a 'server' which clients connect to or is it a 'client' that connects out to another machine somewhere?  If it is a 'server' you can use     netstat -an    to find out if your application is listening.  Here is an example pulled from my machine.  It shows that I am listening for connections on port 135:

C:\>netstat -an

Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
  TCP    0.0.0.0:135            0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING
~~REMAINDER REMOVED~~

Are you using a software based firewall on your 2003 server?  If not, it may be your LAN firewall that is blocking your connection.

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